Melbourne protester Imre Pelvya charged with inciting anti-vaccine rioters to execute Dan Andrews


Far-right protester is charged by counter terrorism police with inciting anti-vaccine rioters to bring guns to Melbourne rallies and execute Dan Andrews – as cops swoop on other extremists

  • Imre Pelyva allegedly called on demonstrators to ‘bring out rifles and shotguns’
  • Charged with incitement to manufacture explosives by counter-terrorism police
  • Pelyva allegedly asked in the encrypted chat ‘are we allowed to take firearms?’
  • ‘Someone needs to shoot Mr Dan f**k in the head,’ allegedly said in one message 


A far-right activist has been charged with allegedly encouraging protesters to bring guns to Melbourne’s anti-lockdown rallies and execute Premier Daniel Andrews. 

Imre Pelyva allegedly used an encrypted messaging service to call on protesters to  ‘bring out rifles and shotguns’ and shoot ‘Mr Dan f**k in the head’. 

Counter-terrorism police charged Pelyva with incitement to manufacture explosives as authorities target neo-Nazi extremists infiltrating Victoria’s anti-vaccine and pandemic law protest movements.

Pelyva allegedly asked ‘are we allowed to take firearms to the protest’ and offered Mr Andrews’ ‘proper address’ to other protesters, The Age reported.

Imre Pelvya allegedly used an encrypted messaging service to call on protesters to ‘bring out rifles and shotguns’ and execute Premier Daniel Andrews

‘Someone needs to shoot Mr Dan f**k in the head with a .50 cal explosive tip!’ he allegedly wrote in one encrypted app.

‘Are we allowed to take firearms to the protest?’ 

He allegedly also told other protesters how to make ‘Molotov cocktails at home’ and encouraged them to ‘burn cop cars down and mash the heck out of them’.

The Melbourne man has reportedly previously held a gun licence.

Police have also charged Victorian neo-Nazi Kenneth Panten with racial vilification charges after he allegedly encouraged the state’s residents to engage in violence. 

The charges after the Victorian premier on Wednesday slammed the ‘disgusting’ protests outside Melbourne’s Parliament House in recent days that saw people wheel in a wooden gallows and hang an effigy of the Labor leader. 

A video posted on social media shows the protesters gathered around a wooden gallows chanting ‘Freedom’, ‘Traitor’, ‘Kill Dan Andrews’ and ‘Hang Dan Andrews’ while attempting to place the head of an inflatable doll of the premier through the noose.

‘I’ll not be deterred from the work I’m doing to keep every family safe,’ Mr Andrews said on Wednesday. 

‘I wouldn’t want the the appalling, the disgusting and the potentially criminal behaviour of a small number of people to detract away from the amazing job that so many Victorians have done.’ 

Debate on the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill began in the upper house on Tuesday afternoon and went well into the night.

One protester marched through Melbourne's CBD carrying nooses on Saturday - as a part of city-wide demonstrations that spanned several days

One protester marched through Melbourne’s CBD carrying nooses on Saturday – as a part of city-wide demonstrations that spanned several days

The bill has become a lightning rod for anti-lockdown and anti-vaccination groups, with hundreds of protesters planning to camp out on the steps of parliament for the duration of the debate. 

‘It is so unfair for a small, ugly mob to be taking attention away from the more than 90 per cent of Victorians who have had a first dose and will soon have had a second dose,’ Mr Andrews said.

The premier’s wife, Catherine Andrews, took to Twitter to thank those who sent messages of support following several days of ugly demonstrations in Melbourne.  

Anti-vaccine protesters wheeled a wooden gallows to the steps of Melbourne's Parliament House on Monday night to hang an effigy of Dan Andrews during a wild rally

Anti-vaccine protesters wheeled a wooden gallows to the steps of Melbourne’s Parliament House on Monday night to hang an effigy of Dan Andrews during a wild rally

Mrs Andrews took the vile threats in her stride, offering a classy response to the horrifying ordeal.

‘We have received so many beautiful messages today from all over. Thank you,’ she said.

‘We are reminded that the light shines in the darkness and the darkness will not overcome it. As ever #IStandWithDan #GoHigh.’  

Hundreds of angry Victorians turned-up to show their displeasure at the Andrews Government on Monday in Melbourne

Hundreds of angry Victorians turned-up to show their displeasure at the Andrews Government on Monday in Melbourne

‘There are some people who are threatening me and my family. They are essentially attacking the safety of my family,’ Mr Andrews said.

‘I will not be deterred from the work I’m doing to keep every family safe. There are some out there making threats against me, Cath and the kids, but that’s not my focus,’ he said before referring to the ‘small, ugly mob’.

‘It is awful, but it does not speak to the conduct of the majority. On their behalf I am offended this ugly behaviour might be taking the focus away from how much we achieved.’ 

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